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Old 08-06-2021, 11:46 AM   #1
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Full timing - Exercise/workout - Important - How do you do it

We've full timed for over a year ... pending my retirement in 6 months
We stay in a decent RV park ... has no work out equipment room
A couple of hundred RVs park here ... I've only seen two people with a work out routine ... outside ... in the past year
My wife uses the local YMCA now ... I did until covid ... haven't started back

This might not seem like an RV topic but I'm trying to figure out ... how were going to do this after I retire and are full time RV traveling (my wife has asked me about this)

Exercise is critical to your health and mobility
I've found, now that I'm 64, the less I exercise, the harder it is to do required activities ... the harder it is to even get up off the ground. Essentially use it or lose it.

While its important to exercise when your older to be able to move and do work ... of course ... it is important to your health and longevity

Question for FT travelers:
1) do you exercise?
2) If yes, what have you found that works for you?

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Old 08-06-2021, 11:53 AM   #2
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My wife and I work out 5 days a week. Start out with 30 minutes of Yoga, then about an hour of burpees/squats/etc. We use bands for resistance instead of weights. Some of the rowdier stuff like jumping jacks and wall stands we do outside. We also go for hour long hikes almost daily.
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Old 08-06-2021, 12:02 PM   #3
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We doesn't need a gym to work out
Resistance Bands, hand weights, stretching, push ups, walks/bicycle etc

One only needs to 'be active' vs sitting around
FTng.....go explore/adventure
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Old 08-06-2021, 12:02 PM   #4
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The wife and I like weights. So we carry a small selection with us, and we do drop in/weekly rates wherever we are. We also are retired military and use base gyms as much as possible.


There are quite a few gyms that have national presence - find one that meets your needs and join it. We prefer to find local run places if we can, so we haven't joined a chain.



We also go for walks a couple times a day, long hikes on the weekend, and bike rides. It all adds up for us.
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We hiked, took long fast walks (no jogging - hard on the joints), tennis and pickleball, long bike rides. No gyms for us.
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Old 08-06-2021, 05:48 PM   #6
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Hook a generator up to an old treadmill. Use that to charge the batteries.

Seriously, I think it is very wise to think of the need for exercise. And there are some good pointers here. Stay healthy!

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Old 08-06-2021, 07:08 PM   #7
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Walk, Hike, Bike if possible, bands, yoga, stretches, old fashion PT style exercises.
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Old 08-06-2021, 08:18 PM   #8
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Search Amazon for adjustable weights.
A whole weight set in a 75 lb package.
Combine with a folding portable bench and you can do nearly all strength training.
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Body weight exercise

Consider a TRX system, we used it in the military when in the field. We had to carry everything. The TRX straps were light and small enough to pack it our rucks. Good for maintaining muscle mass and contributes some to balance. Jump rope or climbing stairs for cardio.
Youtube has some great advice for older individuals.
As you get older it becomes even more important to exercise. Falls causing broken hips, wrists and shoulders are a major contributor to poor quality of life. Number one factor to prevent falls is to maintain strength and balance.
Maintain physical activity to maintain independence.
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Iím 69 and jog 4-5 miles every other day no matter where we are. In fact I am getting ready to run as I post this at an RV park in Eureka Springs, AR. A lot of hills here but doable. No walking.... only jogging. Best cardio you can get but one must start out really slow and work up to a good rhythm.
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Wife walks around 3 1/2 miles a day. Myself I try to bike around 5-6 miles a day. She usually gets in around 10,000 steps a day I am happy with around 6,000 total, not including my bike rides.
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